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Just for the Summer: Memoirs from a mental hospital

Ph.D., Laurel Lorraine Lancer

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ISBN 10: 0595485367 / ISBN 13: 9780595485369
Published by iUniverse, 2009
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0595485367 Very Good; Contents are tight and clean; Soft Cover; iUniverse; 2009; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 87684

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Title: Just for the Summer: Memoirs from a mental ...

Publisher: iUniverse

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Laurel's disturbing and abusive childhood, followed by a poor marriage, resulted in a month-long visit to a mental hospital, where in the 1960s, the use of electroshock and insulin shock therapy was prevalent. With humor and pathos, Laurel poignantly describes her insulin and shock treatments, the insensitivity of the hospital staff, and the numerous psychiatric problems of various patients. The author, now a PhD. in psychology, relates her memoirs with insight and compassion. In addition to the mistreatment of mental patients in the 50s and 60s, the accounts of various psychiatric disturbances will be of particular interest to students of human nature. Similar to "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Laurel's story of her thirty days of treatment provides an expose of the pitifully inadequate treatment for mental health issues at that time.

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Dr. Lancer retired from teaching and counseling. She earned advanced degrees in higher education and psychology. She has two children. As she grew older she wanted to tell her story. Currently Dr. Lancer is writing and illustrating children's books. This is her first adult book

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